As shared in my previous post, the Niyamas represent our inner spiritual practices, made up of five Niyamas: Saucha, Santosha, Tapas, Svadhyaya, & Ishvara Pranidhana.
(Burning Desire | Discipline)
Tapas often translated as burning fire and considered practice dedicated to burning away impurities in the mind & the body through ritual & discipline. Through discipline, we burn clean.
Let's unpack this:
We practice tapas by showing up when it's hard. By practicing the eight limbs of yoga when it would be easier to give up & walk away. Satya (truth & deep listening) supports us in showing up authentically and unapologetically! Satya Post.
Through discipline and consistency, we stoke our burning fire within us... bringing us deeper into our practice.
You may want to spend some time journalling:
✨How do you show up when it is hard?
✨How do you know when it has burned clean?
✨How can you support yourself in creating structure, focus & discipline into your practice.
Open your mouth, stick out your tongue
In the Trauma-Informed Yoga Psychology School we are dedicated to learning how to show up authentically, consistently & discipline.
♥️ Dr. Melissa Jay
I give thanks to one of my wise teachers, @susannabarkataki, who has an INCREDIBLE new book: Embrace Yoga's Roots.
Dr. Melissa Jay